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Short Row Knits

Short Row Knits, Carol Feller’s latest book, is one of those pieces that is truly multi-faceted. It’s gorgeous in and of itself, as a book to flip through, to take inspiration from, to just simply enjoy. It’s chock-full of “need-wants,” meaning patterns you need and want to make. There isn’t one pattern in this book that wouldn’t make a knitter happy to create or wear or gift. Then there’s the fact that it’s a very comprehensive reference book on short rows. Anything and everything you’d want to know about short rows: the many ways to create them; the myriad uses for them; how to use them to create better-fitting garments. This book will help you be a better knitter. Bold statement, but methinks a very true one.


And, if that’s not enough, Carol used our yarns to create not one, but two stunning pieces.

The first one is Diamante, in our Marine Silk Fingering.


Diamante is constructed from the center out, using short rows to create “wings” which curve naturally over the shoulders. It’s got gorgeous drape, as you can see, and wears very well.

Tamarindo is a sweater made in Laci. Oh, Laci. Such a gorgeous, soft, perfect lace-weight yarn. Carol calls this her Raglan Waterfall Cardigan, and you can definitely see why once you’ve seen the photos.

Tamarindo1 Tamarindo2 Tamarindo3
Tamarindo is both a throw-on-over-anything cardigan AND a dressy cover-up. You can wear it draped open, or held together with one of the shawl pins in your collection (you know you have one, and if you don’t, you know you want one!)

Both of these pieces, and the other eighteen, are stunning, classic, knittable AND wearable. Just the kind of projects knitters actually want to make. We are honored to be a part of this collection, and hope you all fall madly in love, too.

To help your love affair along, we are giving away a copy of the book, PLUS two skeins of Marine Silk Fingering in the winner’s choice of colors. How to win? Just leave a comment on this post, with a haiku that has to do with short rows.

But why a haiku?
Short Rows are the haiku of
the great knitting world.

Now, we KNOW you can do better than that! Show us. We’ll take comments until Friday, December 11th.

PHOTO CREDIT for Short Row Knits stunning photography goes to Carol’s husband Joseph Feller

While you’re marking down the contest deadline on your calendar, if you are local, make sure to block out Saturday, December 19th, from 1-4pm. We’re having a party here at the barn – our Blue Moon Winter Solstice Holiday PomPom Extravaganza! More details (and a Facebook event where you can RSVP) will follow, but know that there will be pompom making, yarn tasting, and a special colorway available on the Cloud 9 base.

  1. Sharlene B #

    I actually had to look up the format of a Haiku – I couldn’t remember (long time since elementary school)! Here goes:

    wrapping and turning
    purl and knit, bring yarn to front
    shaping your knitting

    December 4, 2015
  2. k1teach2 #

    knitting back and forth
    clever short rows add stylish
    shape to my sweater

    December 4, 2015
  3. Sadiesue #

    Singing out the stitch

    Wiggles left loops a turn wrapped

    In comfort and joy

    December 4, 2015
  4. Marisol #

    An afternoon breeze
    calls for a shall to guard against the chill

    The warmth on my skin.
    from that scrumptious BMFA marine silk luxury

    That glorious short row shall that travels back and forth with lines of symmetry that interconnect

    A short row shall that compliments my wardrobe come winter, summer, or fall

    Like a luxurious blanket it
    covers my shoulders
    like a delightful dream

    A glorious knitters voyage.
    As knits and purls break over each row,
    once finished the short row shall it welcomes me

    December 4, 2015
  5. Sissu #

    Such fun to pair Haiku with yarn …

    knitting with short rows
    will bring a smile to my face
    and fit to my shape

    December 4, 2015
  6. rtmay820 #

    Knitting is soothing
    Knitting makes me happiest
    When I knit short rows

    December 5, 2015
  7. Tania #

    The perfect knitted sweater
    for walks in cold winter days
    short rows shaped

    December 5, 2015
  8. gwhiz #

    Long cold winter nights
    knitting by fire’s delight
    short rows take quick flight

    December 5, 2015
  9. anne #

    Why master short rows?
    They shape your fabric with grace
    The pathway to style.

    December 5, 2015
  10. Jan W A #

    Feller’s book on short

    rows is top on my Claus list.

    Is Blue Moon Santa?

    December 6, 2015
  11. Lisa #

    Okay, but remember you asked for this. 🙂


    Gray, black, orange yarn
    Make bumps, bulges: need short rows
    I create lava

    Diamondhead Crater
    Majestic, ancient, mana
    From yarn and short rows

    December 6, 2015
  12. ceterrell #

    I’ve been eyeing Carol Feller’s “Short Row Knits”! So many beautiful patterns. Thanks for the fun contest.

    Wrap, turn, and repeat.
    Soon a short row miracle:
    Curved cup for my heel.

    December 9, 2015
  13. Yvonne #


    Knitting ninjas know

    The echo of a short row

    Caresses our curves

    December 10, 2015
  14. noreenm #

    Do not have a clue
    So enlighten me on how
    Short rows shape knitwear

    December 10, 2015
  15. therese22903 #

    Wrap and turn each row
    Like magic the fabric grows
    Artistry in yarn

    December 11, 2015
  16. luv2run #

    Nature’s vibrant colorways

    Knitted short rows

    Fitted Socks that Rock

    December 12, 2015

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